“There were 9,665,000 men killed in the World War, all for the craze of territory expansion, greed, and the almighty dollar. Yet the “War Dogs” and the politicians pay hypocritical homage to the dead, saying: “They died gloriously for their country.” Like Hell. The ones I saw died pitifully, just doing their duty.”
– John W. Nell, “The Lost Battalion: A Private’s Story”
“Although they were our enemies at the time, those men were Americans, of our own blood and our own kindred. It was the American spirit which carried them to the front and held them there to be slaughtered. Phenomenal bravery is admired by everyone, and that Pickett’s men possessed.”
– Maj. Thomas Osborn, Union Army, Gettysburg.